Tour Number

Activity Level



Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes. children of all ages can participate in this Tour.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent)

Very Old Steam Engine Train Ride

The Eritrean Railway system was constructed between 1887 and 1932. And It has been the same since then. Everything is the same the Steam Engine Trains, The railways, the terminal everything is in its place.
It is a wonderful experience to take the train ride. You will be overwhelmed by the landscape views and beautiful towns that we have the chance to cross over.

The ride will start in a high altitude around 2, 325m and we will descend to lower altitude in short time. traveling almost 20 kilometers.


6:30am I will pick you up from your hotel. Then we will go strait in to the Railway station.

The train will start around 7:30 - 8:00 am

The train will Go through breathtaking landscape across mountains through 26 tunnels and different villages passing through Drfo Small town and go to Areberobue yet another small town where we will have a break and see 3 million metric liter weal where the trains water is stored and go and see some vintage telephone lines and a light hiking exercise.

Than if the railway is clear we might go down to Nefasit town but if the tracks are not clear we will go back strait to Asmara.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will come in to your hotel.

End location: It will be finished in your hotel.

Duration: 5 hours

this tour could only be arranged in group. different circumstances will affect the tour like rail way repair and wet weather.


Train Ride

What’s Included

Transportation from and to your place of stay or hotel.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 USD - The payment is for the train ride it self.

What’s Extra

Tickets for the ride.


No restrictions.

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